Cynthia and Cindy Bosom Buddies
The Dem Dancing Duo at the party was with bosom buddy anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan. Newsflash: Cynthia, Hollywood can't help you in Ga.
H/T picture from Flap's Blog and with all the updates.
Saying "you can't keep a good woman down," incumbent Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney kicked off her three-week campaign to beat former two-term DeKalb County commissioner Hank Johnson early Wednesday morning. WXIA-TV Atlanta reports: Rep. McKinney Forced Into Runoff
Via Macon Telegraph: Controversial McKinney in tight race, facing possible runoff
ATLANTA - Democratic firebrand Rep. Cynthia McKinney was in high spirits Tuesday night, dancing and playing a tambourine as election results showed her with a tight lead over a former DeKalb County Commissioner with roots in the heart of her core constitency.
With 80 percent of the precincts reporting, McKinney was leading with 47 percent of the vote to lawyer Hank Johnson's 45 percent. One of the candidates will need to get more than 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff Aug. 8.
Tuesday's primary was the first time that McKinney faced voters since her scuffle with a Capitol Hill police officer in March.
At her campaign party, McKinney continued to flaunt her record of outspokenness on the Iraq war. She entered the auditorium with anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan and also was joined by Patricia Roberts, whose son, Jamaal Addison, was the first Georgia soldier killed in the war.
Some voters said she was an embarrassment and not representative of her suburban Atlanta district.
"I wanted to vote against Cynthia McKinney because I don't think she's a worthy representative. I just think she's a radical," said David Schmieder, a 61-year-old professor at Georgia Tech. "I would have voted anyway, but I would normally have voted in the Republican primary."
The Republican crossover vote was key in McKinney's defeat four years ago, when little-known political newcomer Denise Majette, who promised not to embarrass her constituents as Majette claimed McKinney had done for a decade. However, that was not expected to be as much of a factor in Tuesday's primary because of some high-profile statewide races on the GOP ballot. [read more]
Tags: Cynthia McKinney, Cindy Sheehan, Georgia Primary, Congresswoman Mckinney, Run Off GA
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